Minors generally have until they reach the age of 18 before they are held responsible for knowledge of a claim. Therefore, the SOL usually runs three years after that. However, there are many variables that can impact these generalities. Your best bet is to contact an experienced medical negligence...View More
I am sorry to hear this happened. The short answer is yes, you can be sued. Whether your car insurance company covers the claim will come down to the policy language and how it's applied to the facts regarding your son's obtaining the keys to the car, his past history, if any, of unlawful...View More
An unintended medical outcome is potential medical malpractice case. However, no one, not even a lawyer, can answer this question for you without a careful review of the facts and medical records relevant to your claim. For more information on whether you have a case, please visit:...View More
Short answer- No, you do not have to sue the tire company. Long answer is a bit more complicated. Your first action should be to consult an attorney. The attorney's first action should be to try to obtain adequate compensation from the other driver for you. Then you are done. This could be...View More
In Maryland medical malpractice cases where no settlement is reached, each side is responsible for its own legal fees. However, term "settlement" has a very specific meaning that is relevant to your question. A settlement is when the sides agree on an amount that will be paid, along with...View More
You could only sue on your brother's behalf if you have been appointed as his legal guardian. If he is incapacitated from the injuries he sustained, you can be appointed his guardian. However, this requires a legal process that would be best handled by an experienced attorney.
The short answer is, yes. However, you would need to show that you suffered some sort of harm from the wrong dose of the medication. Most people who receive the wrong amount of medication suffer little or no harm. The body either clears the extra medication with little consequence, or the next dose...View More
Your question is relevant to the legal doctrine of "proximate cause". Simplified, the doctrine states that a negligent (at fault) party is responsible for all damages that are sufficiently related to the act or omission at issue. In your case, you would have to prove: (1) the other driver...View More
First, you would be able to recover your monetary losses. These include: (1) the value of the property damage to your car; (2) your medical bills (past and future); (3) your lost wages from work (past and future); (4) the value of your lost contribution to your household; and (5) any other out of...View More
The answer depends first on whether or not your case was filed in court. If it was, there should be a scheduling order that provides a deadline for expert disclosures. If you have not filed in court, and have only notified the opposing insurance company of a claim, you need to be aware of the...View More
You question is a bit unclear. Limitations dates relate to deadlines to file the case in court. If you filed a "Claim" with an insurance company, that usually does not protect you from missing the deadline to file the case in court. As long as you are still within the deadline that...View More
Absolutely. You have a right to all communications between your lawyer and anyone else relevant to your case. While a telephone call should suffice, I suggest you send a letter or an email to your attorney making the request.
Unused retainer amounts are usually returned in the form of a check and can be hand delivered or mailed. The check should be accompanied by a detailed breakdown of how funds were applied to your case and an explanation for the amount being returned to you.
In the days of old you were not allowed to sue the King for wrongdoing. He was chosen by God and could do no wrong. This was called "sovereign immunity". Today, the "King" is the Federal, State and Municipal governments elected by the citizens (not God). These entities can...View More
The Court considers the lawyers representing each party to be their agents for the litigation. Notice to the agent (the lawyers) is legally considered notice to the principals (you and the defendants). If you would like copies of everything generated by the Court, simply direct your attorney to do...View More
"Fault" for an accident is often "informally" determined by insurance companies based on witness statements and police reports. Often, the parties to an accident will simply adopt this informal determination and move on with their lives. In the event one or both parties disagree...View More
As the client, you have a right to terminate your lawyer. He or she will usually notify the Court and the Defendants. However, you should check the scheduling order in your case. If there are deadlines coming up, you will need to secure new counsel in time to meet them. If you do not, and you fail...View More
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